March 21 – May 2, 2015
Opening reception: Saturday, March 21, 7 – 9
Steve Turner is pleased to present Open Studio, a solo exhibition by Ivan Comas, who is based in Buenos Aires. It will feature a selection of the artist’s highly-textured paintings that represent essential features of the urban landscape, especially those of Latin American megacities, where qualities of density, neglect and decay are obvious. The paintings, made with multiple layers of cement, asphalt, and house paint, evoke sun-baked pavements, aging stucco, poorly maintained roads and other gritty aspects of contemporary urban life.
Comas observes and first records these modern ruins photographically, then translates the images into paintings, creating pixelated landscapes that incorporate the tensions inherent between urban—and social— transformation and deterioration.
In addition, Comas’ studio, located in the northern half of the gallery building, will be open in order to present the rest of the works he created during his three-month residency in Los Angeles.
Ivan Comas (born 1987, Buenos Aires) earned an MFA at the Ecole des Beaux Art, Paris (2012) and has had a solo exhibition at the Vergez Collection, Buenos Aires (2014). He will have his next solo exhibition at Art Berlin Contemporary in September 2015. This is his first exhibition at Steve Turner.
Born 1987, Buenos Aires
Lives and works in Buenos Aires
MFA, École des Beaux-Arts, Paris
Cooper Union, New York
Open Studio, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Recent Works, Vergez Collection, Buenos Aires
Entropies Magiques, École des Beaux-Arts, Paris
De Leur Temps (4), Adiaf, Hab Galerie, Nantes
Un Regard Autre, Galerie Farideh Cadot, Paris
In Between, un étrange familiarité, Château Musée de Nemours, Paris